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Automotive Electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system categories, according to IC Insights.

Standalone VR HMDs to enjoy growing popularity in China

Nov 17, 13:37

With the ecosystem of standalone virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs) and PC-bundled VR HMDs gradually becoming more complete, demand for the two types of devices are expected to grow in a pace much stronger than that of entry-level mobile VR products in China, according to sources from...

VR HMD shipments to reach 7.8 million units in 2017 in China

HTC prepares Ultra HD VR HMD for 2018

Nov 17, 10:18

HTC is reportedly planning to release a new head-mounted display (HMD) supporting Ultra HD resolution in 2018 at the earliest, and together with the launch of its new all-in-one HMD, the newly released standalone Vive Focus and an expected price cut on its existing HTC Vive in the near future, the...

Quanta gearing up investments for AI, AR, VR and big data

Nov 15, 17:36

Quanta Computer is expanding its investments in AI, AR, VR, wearable devices and big data solutions and expects to roll out more new products starting 2019, according to company chairman Barry Lam.

Quanta chairman Barry Lam (left)

Digitimes Research: Notebook market declines in October

Nov 15, 16:33

Four out of the top-5 notebook brands experienced on-year shipment declines in October mainly because of weak demand from the consumer sector. The vendors' refocusing their strategies onto boosting profitability from expanding shipment volumes also impacted negatively their shipment performances.

Taiwan market: Garmin to launch D2 Charlie aviator watch

Nov 15, 16:00

Garmin has unveiled D2 Charlie, a watch specifically designed for aviators, for the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$32,990 (US$1,092), according to Garmin Taiwan.

Ways to ease EU GDPR impacts: Q&A with Microsoft legal counsel Neal Suggs

Nov 13, 12:05

Following a two-year buffer period, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted by the European Union in April 2016, will officially take effect on May 25, 2018. The GDPR, touted as the world's toughest-ever data protection act, will bring great challenges to enterprises, with violators...

Neal Suggs, Microsoft VP and legal counsel

Asustek revenues drop in October

Nov 10, 17:51

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$34.66 billion (US$1.15 billion) for October 2017, representing a 23.16% drop on month and 9.51% drop on year.

MSI reports mild on-year increase in October revenues

Nov 10, 17:50

Micro-Star International (MSI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$9.667 billion (US$320.3 million) for October 2017, representing a 8.18% drop on month and 3.04% increase on year.

Notebook shipments of Taiwan players from 2006-2017

Nov 10, 17:01

Taiwan makers produced over 90% of the notebooks worldwide in 2008. The top-five notebook makers – Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron, Inventec and Asustek Computer – contributed 88% of the shipments from Taiwan.

Getac to fully own WHP via stock swap

Nov 10, 11:40

Ruggedized computing device maker Getac Technology has announced that it will increase its stake in US-based WHP Workflow Solutions from 31.87% currently to 100%, making the latter a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Acer 3Q17 net income hits 27-quarter high

Nov 10, 10:16

Acer has announced its the financial results for the third quarter of 2017, with consolidated revenues rising 13% sequentially to reach NT$60.58 billion (US$2.01 billion), and net income hitting a 27-quarter high at NT$1.45 billion.

Acer to own 51% of AOpen shares to expand digital signage business

Nov 10, 10:06

Acer has announced that its participation in AOpen's private placement of shares has been approved by its board of directors. Acer said the move is a part of its strategy to expand its digital signage business, and Acer will also join the management of Aopen's operations to strengthen the cooperation...

DJI launches drone online management platform

Nov 9, 17:04

China-based drone vendor Da-Jiang Innovations Science and Technology (DJI) has launched DJI FlightHub, a platform for online management of drones, in a bid to tout enterprise customers.

Gigabyte revenues up 9.39% on year in October

Nov 9, 16:11

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.425 billion (US$146.67 million) for October 2017, representing a 22.36% drop on month and 9.39% increase on year.

Synnex October revenues up on year

Nov 8, 14:41

IT and consumer electronics channel distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$33.368 billion (US$1.10 billion) for October, slipping 11.03% sequentially but growing 20.46% on year.

Digitimes Research: Competition in China smart speaker market heating up

Nov 8, 14:39

Competition in China's smart speaker market is heating up: Alibaba is pushing sales of its Tmall Genie to the business sector; JD.com is promoting its next-generation smart speaker, the DingDong 2; and Xiaomi Technology has forayed into the entry-level segment with its Mi AI speaker, according to Digitimes...

Global tablet market set for rebound in 2018

Nov 8, 14:00

The global tablet market is set for a rebound in 2018 as major IT players including Amazon, Huawei, Microsoft and Google all plan to launch new models in the coming year, while sales of Apple's iPad products will remain brisk, according to industry sources.

ECS revenues rise 7.69% on year in October

Nov 7, 17:36

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.345 billion (US$77.7 million) for October 2017, representing a 26.07% drop on month and 7.69% increase on year.

Asustek Zenbo to be available in China November 14

Nov 7, 11:32

Asustek Computer, in a partnership with China-based Tencent, will start selling its companion robot Zenbo in China next week. The robot is expected to be also available in the US and Japan in the first quarter of 2018 at the earliest.

Apple likely to expand supply chain for Apple Watch

Nov 6, 15:58

Apple has seen an over 50% sequential increase in Apple Watch Series 3 sales in the fiscal quarter ended September 30, and some market watchers expect that Apple is likely to add more partners into its upstream supply chain to increase its profitability, while reducing production risk.

Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments to rise 7.8% on quarter to 45.58 million units in 4Q17

Nov 6, 12:41

Global shipments of tablets are estimated to grow 7.8% sequentially to 45.58 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 due mainly to brisk market demand for entry-level branded tablets, according to Digitimes Research.

Digitimes Research: Global notebook shipments decline in 3Q17

Nov 1, 22:26

Global shipments of notebooks (excluding detachable 2-in-1 models) declined 4.2% on year to 40.79 million units in the third quarter of 2017 as weakening demand in the consumer sector and a corporate reorganization at Asustek Computer offset gains resulting from better-than-expected Chromebook sales...

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display businesses will be KRW29.5 trillion and KRW14.1 trillion, respectively.

Taiwan sets rules for drone operation

Oct 27, 12:07

The Taiwan's government has approved a draft amendment to Civil Aviation Act proposed by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) specifically for regulating operation of civilian drones.

Acer steps up financing of StarVR joint venture

Oct 24, 15:51

Starbreeze AB and Acer have announced that a new capitalization plan has been agreed for the StarVR - the joint venture for marketing and sales of the StarVR Virtual Reality (VR) headset. Under the new agreement, Acer will inject US$5 million into the joint venture and increase its interest to 66.7%...

White-box notebook makers displaying ultra-thin, 2-in-1 devices in Hong Kong trade fair

Oct 20, 16:11

China-based white-box notebook players are showcasing their new ultra-thin notebooks and 2-in-1 devices at the ongoing Global Sources Mobile Electronics trade show in Hong Kong.

White-box notebooks are one of the spotlights at Global Sources Mobile Electronics

Epson developing versatile inkjet printers to achieve ambitious goals by 2025

Oct 20, 15:53

Inkjet printer and robotic arm supplier Seiko Epson is aggressively moving to expand its product lines and boost sales of high-performance printers for uses by other sectors than consumers, aiming to achieve an annual revenue and profit goal of JPY1.7 trillion (US$15 billion) and JPY200 billion, respectively,...

Gaming monitor shipments soar 350% on year, says IHS Markit

Oct 20, 15:30

Global shipments of gaming monitors increased 350% on year to 1.1 million units in the first half of 2017 from the same period a year ago, according to IHS Markit.

Colorful motherboard shipments to reach 2.8 million units in 2017, 3 million in 2018

Oct 20, 15:25

China-based Colorful is expected to ship 2.8 million motherboards globally in 2017 and the volumes are estimated to rise to three million in 2018, fueled by its entry into South Korea's PC DIY market and rising sales in Southeast Asia, according to industry sources.

Colorful crossing into Korea's PC DIY market

Asustek, Gigabyte reorganization efforts to bear fruit in 1Q18

Oct 19, 17:43

Asustek Computer and Gigabyte Technology have both completed their business reorganization, and are expected to see the efforts bear fruit around the end of first-quarter 2018.

Gigabyte is expected to see sales pick up starting 1Q18

Graphics card vendors upbeat about crytocurrency mining

Oct 19, 16:11

As the values for some major cryptocurrencies continue rising and prolonging related graphics card demand, graphics card vendors, including Asustek Computer who was originally conservative about the mining trend, have been expanding their orders for Nvidia and AMD GPUs, according to sources from the...

Digitimes Research: Global AR/VR HMD device shipments to grow at 41.6% CAGR in 2017-2022

Oct 19, 15:40

Global shipments of AR/VR head-mounted display (HMD) devices, including standalone models, are expected to grow by a CAGR of 41.6% during the period from 2017 to 2022, Digitimes Research estimates.

Worldwide gaming notebook shipments to reach 5.5 million units in 2017

Oct 16, 15:48

Worldwide gaming notebook shipments are estimated to reach around 5.5 million units in 2017 with Micro-Star International (MSI) to account for 1.1-1.2 million units and Asustek 1.3 million.

Gaming notebook shipments growing strong

Amazon pushing Echo into Asia markets

Oct 16, 15:39

Amazon has been aggressively looking to promote its Echo series smart speaker products in Asia markets including India and Japan and has been tuning its Alexa system to recognize the local languages, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

DJI unveils technology to identify and track airborne drones

Oct 16, 10:40

DJI, a developer of civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, has unveiled AeroScope, its new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns.

Acer to become holding company, says Stan Shih

Oct 13, 16:15

Acer founder Stan Shih has pointed out that the company will gradually turn into a holding company with most of the Acer Group's affiliates to transform into independent entities and list in stock markets.

Taiwan market: Canon launches Selphy CP1300

Oct 13, 11:09

Canon has launched Selphy CP1300, a wireless compact photo printer, in the Taiwan market at a recommended retail price of NT$4,990 (US$165).

Selphy CP1300

Notebook ODMs see shipments increase in September

Oct 13, 11:03

Notebook ODMs including Quanta Computer, Compal Electronics, Wistron and Inventec have reported on-month shipment growths for September with Inventec and Wistron both enjoying double-digit percentage increases.

Notebook ODMs had increased shipments in September

Pegatron September revenues hit 23-month high

Oct 12, 15:49

Pegatron has reported consolidated revenues of NT$153.66 billion (US$5.07 billion) for September, hitting the highest monthly level since November 2015 and increasing 72.41% on month and 1.97% on year.

Pegatron to enjoy a strong 2H17

Asustek revenues increase in September

Oct 12, 15:35

Asustek Computer has reported consolidated sales of NT$45.11 billion (US$1.48 billion) for September, increasing 19% on month and 1.1% on year thanks to stable notebook, motherboard and graphics card shipments as well as the releases of its ZenFone 4 series smartphones.

Synnex September revenues hit record

Oct 12, 11:33

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has reported consolidated revenues of NT$37.503 billion (US$1.24 billion) for September, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive month with growth of 7.90% on month and 15.96% on year.

Synnex to set up logistics center in Indonesia

Oct 12, 11:23

IT and consumer electronics distributor Synnex Technology International has announced a plan to build a logistics center in Indonesia with estimated investment of NT$600 million (US$19.8 million), consisting of NT$130 million for land acquisition, NT$290 million for building construction and NT$180...

Gigabyte revenues up in September

Oct 11, 17:01

Gigabyte Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$5.7 billion (US$188.52 million) for September 2017, representing a 3.53% increase on month and 8.7% increase on year.

Acer revenues flat on year in September

Oct 11, 17:00

Acer has reported consolidated revenues of NT$22.357 billion (US$739.44 million) for September 2017, representing a 11.47% increase on month and 0.77% drop on year.

ECS revenues increase on year in September

Oct 11, 16:59

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.172 billion (US$104.91 million) for September 2017, representing a 1.23% drop on month and 7.08% increase on year.

Consumer sectors to grow faster in next 5 years in Indonesia: Q&A with DBS economist Gundy Cahyadi

Oct 11, 15:02

Indonesia is the most populous and largest country in Southeast Asia, but some changing trends in this market could be easily overlooked if observers only look at the statistics at their face value, according to Gundy Cahyadi, an Indonesian economist at the Singapore-headquartered DBS Bank. He has...

Gundy Cayhdai, economist at DBS

White-box tablet players turn to new markets for survival

Oct 11, 14:31

Seeing difficulties in differentiating from competitors, tablet brand vendors have been mainly focusing on cutting their prices to boost sales, which has in turn impacted China-based white-box tablet players' market shares and driven them to other device markets.

White-box tablets see growing competition from first-tier models

Google reportedly places orders for detachable Pixelbook

Oct 11, 14:22

Google has recently announced its latest Pixelbook featuring a 360-degree foldable touchscreen display. Sources from the upstream supply chain have disclosed that the device is manufactured by Quanta Computer and Google has recently placed orders for another detachable Pixelbook model with the ODM.

Google Pixelbook Chromebook

XYZprinting unveils panchromatic FFF 3D printer

Oct 11, 13:28

XYZprinting has unveiled a panchromatic FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printer for sale in the Taiwan market. Target customers of the printer are startups, small- to medium-size enterprises and companies engaged in cultural creative industries, XYZprinting said.

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